Thursday, January 17, 2008

Rides of Heads of State (Part 20)

Having exhausted the exponential powers of google search, I have switched to altavista to find those harder-to-find images of leaders of more obscure nations and their sweet, sweet rides.

128. Angola. For such a wealthy (oil-wise) country, it was difficult to find pictures of O Presidente. Here is one with his white Gelandewagen behind him.

129. Belize. Overall, I must say Central America and the Caribbean regions have the most interesting and eclectic mix of cars for their leaders. Here, the president's chauffeur is seen walking to the official Toyota Camry (foreground).

130. Antigua and Barbuda. No question here, after a thorough review of the rear door, c-pillar, rear window, and trunk, the PM rides in a W220 S-class Mercedes.

131. Grenada. The PM on this tiny island rides in a nice Mitsubishi Montero.

132. St. Kitts and Nevis. This may be the coolest find. The PM heads to a budget meeting in this rare (outside of Asia) Toyota Crown Royal.

133. El Salvador. President Saca rides in a Toyota Sequoia.

Updated tally:
S-class: 45
7 series: 14
Land Cruiser: 10
A8: 8
Maybach: 6
Phaeton: 4
Caddy: 4
Holden-Chevy-Opel: 3
G-wagen: 3
Jag: 2
ZIL: 2
Volvo: 2
Touareg: 2
Mitsubishi Montero: 2

One of each of the following: Lancia, Hyundai, Skoda, A6, Peugeot, Renault, Lincoln, VW van, London taxi, Daimler, Suburban, Toyota Century, Hongqi, Bentley, Rolls, Ford Fairlane, Aston Martin, SEAT, Hummer H2, Ford Expedition, Nissan Patrol, Stutz, Suzuki, Camry, Toyota Crown, Toyota Sequoia


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